The State Hornet

Long snapping: an underrated position on the football field

Joe Davis

November 20, 2013

Before the fans can cheer after a place kicker splits the uprights on a game-winning field goal or a punter pins the return team deep in its own territory, it all starts with one man – the long snapper.“Being back there as a punter or kicker, wondering where the ball is going to go before you punt o...

Sac State teaching credential program sees large number of graduates become coaches

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Joe Davis

December 5, 2012

Greatness does not always have to be an innate quality. In the right environment, greatness is a trait that can be learned. Top-notch coaches and athletes can oftentimes be traced back to a particular lineage. In the NFL, former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh’s coaching tree includes Mike Holmgren, Mike ...